Tag Archives: earthquake

1999 – Risky erosion in the arsanas of Néa Skiti

We had to wait for the boat that would take us to Dafni. We were early so we had time to look around. If you look up from the harbour you see impressive vertical formations. Just above the cliffs you … Continue reading

Posted in Nea Skiti, trip 2017 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

1988 – A walk in ancient woods

Just after the big wooden cross on the southern ridge, a panoramic view opens. From there a long straight stretch until Stavros (cross) lays ahead. It is just nature there. No monasteries, sketes or buildings.The stretch is mostly covered and … Continue reading

Posted in mountain, nature, trip 2017, walking | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

1803 – On our way to Stavronikita: fires and vibrations (day three, second leg)

We waved goodbye to Pantocratoros where we enjoyed so much hospitality and a very good meal. We followed the wonderful monopati along the coast. It is a bit hilly but not too strenuous. The monopati is completely covered from time … Continue reading

Posted in 15 Stavronikita | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

1552 – earthquake nearly hits Athos

This afternoon at 12.25 an earthquake hit 4.2 km SSW of Samothrace, 41.9 km NE of Lemnos with 6.3 on the Richter-scale, followed by another at 12.45 with force 3.3 and some aftershocks of magnitude 4.6. The earthquake happened in the North Anatolian Fault, … Continue reading

Posted in events, news | Tagged | 1 Comment

1468 – Earthquake 1905

In november 1905 a 7,5 Richter scale earthquake hit the Mt. Athos Peninsula. The epic centre was located near the monastery of Stavronikita as to be seen on this map.There was damage in Karyes, Lavra, Kavsokalivia and many other places.                                                                             … Continue reading

Posted in nature | Tagged | Leave a comment